2.03 Shades of Love – 26/9/87

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S2 E3 (26 Sep 87) : Shades of Love by Wally K Daly

Episode Summary

Charlie, on the rebound from Baz, spends the night with Karen (after Susie’s party). Cyril calls for her in the morning to play squash, Charlie slips out the back. As they play squash, in another court, Rob and his mistress Marcia, are also playing, when Rob suffers a heart attack. Cyril and Karen attempt CPR, but cannot revive him, he dies. Later Marcia is knocked down by a hit and run driver, it turns out to be the fault of Sonia, the wife of Rob, when she turns up and Holby A&E and tries to suffocate her. She tells Megan how angry she is.

Mary treats an elderly woman, Mrs Devere, who is deaf, and she believes is starving, because she can’t hear the meals on wheels coming. Mary plans to tell off Mr Jarvis, who’s caring for her, but as she does he tells her she has Alzheimer’s and simply forgets she has eaten.

A model, Bunny Hopp, arrives with a grazed arm, but Mary notices a mole on her neck and suspects skin cancer. Ewart advises Bunny to get it examined, but she discharges herself. She later returns upset, realising it needs to be seen to. And a man, Mr Taylor, comes in after dropping a juggling boule on his foot.

Mr Appleyard, who’s wife has died the previous night, comes back. He wants to see her, as he doesn’t believe she’s died, but her face is badly disfigured. Ewart lets him hold her hand, and say goodbye, but covers her face.

Kuba is caught borrowing blankets from the department, to care for his elderly landlord. Ewart tells him off, which Kuba finds offensive and says he will resign. When he goes to Ewart’s office to leave his resignation note, he finds a parcel from Ewart, with a set of blankets and a note saying he can make an exception. Kuba screws up his letter.

Susie is attracted to a new policeman, Frank Jameson. Ewart arrives late to a restaurant to meet his estranged wife, Roz. They argue about a court order, which he brought up, so Roz storms off, telling him she’ll divorce him. Charlie takes Karen to breakfast, and tells her their night together was a one-off. Karen is upset.

Episode Summary

Charlie, on the rebound from Baz, spends the night with Karen (after Susie’s party). Cyril calls for her in the morning to play squash, Charlie slips out the back. As they play squash, in another court, Rob and his mistress Marcia, are also playing, when Rob suffers a heart attack. Cyril and Karen attempt CPR, but cannot revive him, he dies. Later Marcia is knocked down by a hit and run driver, it turns out to be the fault of Sonia, the wife of Rob, when she turns up and Holby A&E and tries to suffocate her. She tells Megan how angry she is.

Mary treats an elderly woman, Mrs Devere, who is deaf, and she believes is starving, because she can’t hear the meals on wheels coming. Mary plans to tell off Mr Jarvis, who’s caring for her, but as she does he tells her she has Alzheimer’s and simply forgets she has eaten.

A model, Bunny Hopps, arrives with a grazed arm, but Mary notices a mole on her neck and suspects skin cancer. Ewart advises Bunny to get it examined, but she discharges herself. She later returns upset, realising it needs to be seen to. And a man, Mr Taylor, comes in after dropping a juggling boule on his foot.

Mr Appleyard, who’s wife has died the previous night, comes back. He wants to see her, as he doesn’t believe she’s died, but her face is badly disfigured. Ewart lets him hold her hand, and say goodbye, but covers her face.

Kuba is caught borrowing blankets from the department, to care for his elderly landlord. Ewart tells him off, which Kuba finds offensive and says he will resign. When he goes to Ewart’s office to leave his resignation note, he finds a parcel from Ewart, with a set of blankets and a note saying he can make an exception. Kuba screws up his letter.

Susie is attracted to a new policeman, Frank Jameson. Ewart arrives late to a restaurant to meet his estranged wife, Roz. They argue about a court order, which he brought up, so Roz storms off, telling him she’ll divorce him. Charlie takes Karen to breakfast, and tells her their night together was a one-off. Karen is upset.

Patients

* Rob Blackwood – dies after suffering a heart attack, on a squash court.

* Marcia Simmonds – mistress of Rob, involved in a hit and run, the perpetrator being Rob’s wife. She suffers pelvic and femur injuries.

* Mrs Devere – elderly lady with Alzheimer’s disease.

* Bunny Hopps – model with grazed arm, Mary worries about skin cancer on her neck.

* Mr Appleyard goes to see his wife, after she died when a lorry hit her.

* Mr Taylor – broken big toe, after a juggling boule drops on his foot.

* Betty – old tramp with sores on back.

* Jack – old man with bad foot.

First Scene/words

Cyril rings Karen’s flat door;

Cyril : Karen Karen Karen! Come on Karen, get your act together, we’re due on court in half an hour (Karen opens window)

Karen : I’ll be down in two minutes.

Cyril : Well let me in, I’ll make a…

Karen : I’ll be down in two minutes!

Last Scene/words

Charlie and Karen in breakfast cafe;

Karen : Do you realise how hurt I feel?

Charlie : Yeah I do, I’m just sorry it’s my fault.

Karen : Yeah well, it was, see ya!

Notable Facts

* Michael Garner (Geoff Pearce in London’s Burning) again appears as a policeman.

* John Michie (Robbie in Taggart) appears as policeman Frank Jameson.

* Karen lives at Flat 19.

* Ewart takes Roz to the ‘Glass Boat’ restaurant (still in Bristol today).

* Ewart has been paying £60 a week to Roz since they separated.

* The note Kuba receives from Ewart with his parcel read ‘Exceptions are to be made till your friend is fully recovered’.

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